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Pseudachorutes palmiensis

Pseudachorutes palmiensis

Description:

Collembola feeding on plasmodia of the myxomycete Enerthenema papillatum.

Habitat:

On a dead pine trunk

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 400. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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20 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks Daniele, I did not see that blog piece until now.
I splitted this one from the Enerthenema papillatum spotting to avoid
to spot two different species in one single spotting

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

arlanda, seeing this in the feed reminds me that I actually featured these plasmodia of yours in the latest PN blog piece:-)
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/169...
I don't think spottings for that piece were featured in the feed unfortunately.

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks Argy. It was actually moving around without making up its mind which one to start with.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Well done on the ID. It's a tough life for a springtail choosing which red lightbulb to eat next.

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Finally identified as Pseudachorutes palmiensis, a collembola species

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

No problem, I have plenty of pics of the collembola and plenty of the plasmodia without the bug, so it is easy to have the two different names. Actually, the Ceratophysella one is ready

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I think you should repeat the pics but different order - so we get two scientific names separated ?

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

OK, thanks Argy and Agustin, you are right, I will split them

Very unique set of images, beautiful!
I'd split it in two spottings.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

It's good enough to put twice :)

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks rat.tumour for your wow!

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks Argy, do you think I should split it in two spottings?
I don know ..., I sort of like it this way

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

This is extraordinary Angel. I think you could do 2 spottings for it. Beautiful work.

wow!

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks Emilie

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 6 years ago

Great macro!

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks KarenL

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

Gracias harsuame

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Very interesting!

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Espectacular ::

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.53, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Nov 19, 2012
Submitted on Jan 2, 2013

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